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Blind and ill woman tased by Ohio police
David Edwards
Published: Friday July 18, 2008

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A blind Ohio woman was tased by police who were looking for a robbery suspect, a TV station is reporting.

According to WHIO TV, "Dayton police said they went to an apartment building on Fernwood Avenue looking for a robbery suspect and ended up tazing the man's mother who is legally blind."

Police allege that 49-year-old Denise Harris "refused to talk with them and became combative, striking out at an officer. According to officers, when they tried to arrest her, she resisted and they tased her."

Despite neighbors' claims that the officers used unnecessary force on the woman, who is reportedly suffering from diabetes and cancer, Dayton police said Harris would be charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. The incident is under investigation.

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast July 17, 2008.


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